Baptism

Baptism is an incredibly important decision in every Believer’s faith journey. It’s the public declaration of a person’s commitment to Jesus Christ. In the Bible, followers of Christ were baptized publicly after their conversion. At Seacoast, we invite all new Believers to be baptized.

Here at Seacoast, we believe baptism is important for a couple of reasons. As Christians, we believe that Jesus died in our place and took the punishment for our sins. When we’re immersed into the water during baptism, we identify ourselves with Jesus in his death and burial. But Jesus also rose from the dead, signifying the promise of new life to all who believe. When we are raised up out of the water, we identify ourselves with the Resurrection of Jesus and the hope of eternal life. So baptism serves as an outward action symbolizing our inner faith.

Baptism is also important because it signifies the beginning of our membership into the family of Christ, which we call the Church. It also gives the rest of us – the Church – an opportunity to celebrate with you!

We offer baptism several times throughout the year. If you are interested in being baptized, please email Debbie Snyder at debbiesnyder@seacoast.org.

Also, to read more about what the Bible says about baptism, check out the following verses:

  • Romans 6:3-11
  • Colossians 2:12
  • 1 Peter 3:18, 21-22
  • Matthew 28:19
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13